June 2, 2022

E054: Elizabeth Galbut: SoGal Ventures

SoGal Ventures is the first female-led millennial venture capital firm, with an investment focus on exceptional, diverse founding teams that have plans for global domination through tackling major consumer or healthcare problems in the U.S. and Asia. SoGal Ventures represents how far our generation has come, and how deep our impact on the world can be.


E054: Elizabeth Galbut: SoGal Ventures

Chapters:
00:00 Introduction
00:22 What inspired you to become a VC?
15:53 What is your investment thesis? What is the motivation for your thesis?
17:24 What are you currently reading or learning or listening to these days?
18:27 In 2 years, how do you see venture capital evolved or changed?
19:39 How do people contact you?
20:21 Thank you

Featured Guest Bio:
Elizabeth Galbut is a venture capitalist, designer, professor, and philanthropist. She is Managing Partner of SoGal Ventures, investing in diverse founders revolutionizing how the next generations live, work, and stay healthy and Co-President of SoGal Foundation, a nonprofit on a mission to bridge the diversity gap in entrepreneurship and investing.

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SoGal Ventures is the first female-led millennial venture capital firm, with an investment focus on exceptional, diverse founding teams that have plans for global domination through tackling major consumer or healthcare problems in the U.S. and Asia. SoGal Ventures represents how far our generation has come, and how deep our impact on the world can be.

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Elizabeth Galbut

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Elizabeth Galbut is the co-founder and Managing Partner of two start-up venture capital firms, SoGal Ventures and A-Level Capital, which have collectively advised and invested in over 200 startups.

Elizabeth is also Co-President of the SoGal Foundation, a non-profit on the mission to redefine the next generation of diverse founders and funders through a global chapter community education model with SoGal Chapters in over 50 cities across six continents.

Elizabeth and her SoGal Ventures business partner Pocket Sun have been featured in numerous online, print, and video publications including: New York Times, WSJ, Bloomberg, Fortune, Forbes, CNBC, BBC World News, Financial Times. Fast Company, Inc., Entrepreneur, SWAAY, The Straits Times, Channel News Asia, The Business Times, Sina, CrunchBase News, etc.

Elizabeth has received the honor of being recognized as Entrepreneur Magazine's 100 Most Powerful Women, Forbes 30U30 in Venture Capital, JP Morgan Diversity Champion Award, TechWeek 100 Innovative Investor, and NYC 33U33.

Additionally, Elizabeth is involved in innovation through her roles as:
-Faculty member at the School of Visual Arts MFA Products of Design graduate program
-Global keynote speaker on the topics of venture capital, health tech, cross-border business, diversity and inclusion, and venture design

Prior to her graduate studies, as a Strategy and Operations Consultant at Deloitte Consulting, Elizabeth focused her attention on developing long-term strategy for a variety of large healthcare clients. She contributed to business development efforts leading to over $200M of new work.

Elizabeth is a proud alumnus of Georgetown University, London School of Economics, Johns Hopkins University & Maryland Institute College of Art.